The Trust for Public Land is working with partners to protect the land from development and ensure that the area's natural beauty and cultural sites will be preserved for everyone to enjoy.
The Kona Coast on the island of Hawai'i is the site of the historic battle that led to the end of the traditional kapu religious system in the early 1800s.
Stretching five miles from Kawela Bay to Kahuku Point, the land surrounding the Turtle Bay Resort embraces one of the last undeveloped wild shorelines on O'ahu.
Nearly a half-million visitors each year come to this park on Hawai'i Island to attend demonstrations of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, hike a historic trail to important archeological sites associated with the highest chiefs and priests, or just soak up the atmosphere of this sacred place
In May 2012, The Trust for Public Land helped protect 64 acres of coastal wetlands at Ka`ehu Bay, which includes numerous Hawaiian cultural sites including habitation structures, agricultural terraces, former fishponds, and shrines.
Located on Kaua`i's north shore, just past the community of Hanalei, Lumaha`i has long been the image of a Hawaiian paradise depicted in postcards, photographs, and movies.
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge has long been considered the best viewing site for Hawai`i's diverse seabird species. In 1988, TPL helped preserve this critical habitat by 139 acres and transferring the land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Overlooking the world-class surf breaks at the Pipeline ('Ehukai) and Sunset Beach rises a 1,129-acre coastal bluff known as Pupukea-Paumalu. In the 1990s, a community of more than 350 homes was approved for the bluff.
Generations of local children have learned to fish and swim in the tidepools of Honu'apo, on the southern point of Hawa`i's Big Island. The bay is also used for community gatherings and by local fishermen who use traditional native Hawaiian throw-nets.